Springdale Har-Ber Boys Season Preview

COACH Cory Butler

LAST YEAR’S RECORD 11-11, 7-7 7A-West

KEY PLAYERS FORW Ivan Feutes (Sr.) MF Caed Tyler (Sr.), MF Jesus Zizumbo (Jr.), D/MF Juan Mejia (Jr.)

TOP NEWCOMERS FORW Esteban Fuentes (So.)

THE SKINNY Har-Ber gained a lot of experience from last season and Butler believes it can pay dividends this year. Butler says his players have a greater understanding of what it takes to win. Jesus Zizumbo, Har-Ber’s star placekicker on the football team, has stood out from a leadership standpoint. Caed Tyler, a Ouachita Baptist signee, is another captain and leader for Har-Ber likely to have a prodcutive season. Practices have … Continue Reading ››

Springdale High Boys 2017 Season Preview

COACH Donald Beeler

LAST YEAR’S RECORD 19-6, 11-3 7A-West

KEY PLAYERS MF Salvador Gonzalez (Jr.), MF Jose Vega (So.), GK Andres Aldaco (Jr.)

TOP NEWCOMERS Hiereberto Razo (So.)

THE SKINNY The Red’Dogs have a good portion of last year’s conference title and state runner-up team back and are gearing up for another deep run in the state playoffs. Beeler says a number of players on the roster are ready to step in and fill the void left by departed seniors. Competing for conference title is goal No. 1, and making a run at a state title is within reach as well. Beeler says his … Continue Reading ››

Rogers Heritage Lady War Eagles 2017 Season Preview

COACH:Skye Stover.

LAST YEAR'S RECORD: 15-10, 6-8 7A-West.

KEY PERFORMERS:Micayla Faught (Sr.), Sarah Setzer (Jr.), Macie Bowman (Jr.), Grace Brackett (Jr.), Felicity Auxier (Soph.), Kate Mellon (Sr.), Amy Perez (Sr.).

TOP NEWCOMERS: Grace Rodriguez (Fresh.), Josie Stitt (Fresh.), Pam Seiler (Fresh.), Lanee Knight (Fresh.), Kierra Mahmens (Fresh).

THE SKINNY:The Lady War Eagles returns a few with varsity experience, after losing in the state tournament quarterfinals a year ago. But they have a new coach. Skye Stover spent the past two seasons as the head girls soccer coach at Texarkana. Stover said he has an abundance of attackers, which means figuring out the defense … Continue Reading ››

Rogers Heritage Lady War Eagles 2017 Season Preview

COACH: Jeff Shaw.

LAST YEAR'S FINISH: Finished 12th at the Class 7A state meet, scoring 9.5 points.

KEY PERFORMERS: Maddi Ware (Sr.), Meredith Lakis (Sr.), Belen Guzman (Jr.).

TOP NEWCOMERS: Tayonna Wilson (Soph.), Nicole Morrison (Sr.).Kaitlyn Craft (Soph).

THE SKINNY: Wilson is the fastest female athlete Heritage has ever had, Shaw said. She will be busy in the sprints and horizontal jumps.Wilson set the 200 meter school record in the conference meet as a freshman, but didn't qualify for the state meet. Ware could push to 3200, after running the 800 and mile last season. Morrison moved from Eureka Springs and could be … Continue Reading ››

Rogers Heritage War Eagles 2017 Season Preview

COACH: Jay Miles.

LAST YEAR"S FINISH: Finished seventh in the Class 7A state meet with 27.5 points.

KEY PERFORMERS: Liam Alderson (Jr.), Josh Palacios (Sr.), Kyle Fairchild (Jr.), Javier Hernandez (Sr.), James Parker (Sr.).

TOP NEWCOMERS: Jacob Thompson (Sr.), Adolfo Hertado (Soph.).

THE SKINNY: Alderson made the finals in the 110 hurdles at the state meet as a sophomore and could contend this year. He's also making strides in the 300 hurdles, as well. Thompson moved from Green Forest and did well in the 800 meters at the indoor state meet. Hernandez, Parker and Thompson have given Miles reason to be excited about … Continue Reading ››

Bentonville High 2017 Season Preview

COACH Kent Early (12th season at Bentonville; 14th overall)

LAST YEAR’S RECORD 30-1 overall, 14-0 7A-West (conference and 7A state champions)

NWA Democrat-Gazette/J.T. WAMPLER Bentonville's Madison Prough pitches Tuesday April 5, 2016 against Rogers.
NWA Democrat-Gazette/J.T. WAMPLER Bentonville's Madison Prough pitches Tuesday April 5, 2016 against Rogers.
KEY PLAYERS P Maddy Prough (Sr.), C Haley Cornell (Jr.), 2B/OF Tymber Riley (Jr.), SS Payton Wildeman (Sr.), 3B Jordan Gartman (Sr.), OF Keelah Griffin (), CF Jenna Wildeman (Soph.), 1B/OF Megan Crownover (Soph.)

TOP NEWCOMERS P/1B Morgan Nelson (Sr.); C/3B Alyssa "A.J." Downey … Continue Reading ››

Farmington Lady Cardinals 2017 Season Preview

TEAM Farmington softball

COACH Randy Osnes

Senior Brandy Wallace returns at third base and to anchor the offense for the Lady Cardinals this season. Photo by Mike Capshaw
Senior Brandy Wallace returns at third base and to anchor the offense for the Lady Cardinals this season. Photo by Mike Capshaw
LAST YEAR’S RECORDS 20-10, 10-4 5A-West

KEY PLAYERS RHP Paige Devecsery (Jr.), 3B Brandy Wallace (Sr.), 1B Callie Harper (Sr.), C Alyssa Reed (So.), OF Madison Parrish (So.)

TOP NEWCOMERS IF/RHP McKenzi Bogan (Fr.), OF Cambre Strange (Fr.), OF/C Paige Anderson (Fr.)

THE SKINNY The … Continue Reading ››

Springdale Har-Ber 2017 Season Preview

COACH Larry Lawson

LAST YEAR’S RECORD 8-20, 4-10 7A-West

KEY PLAYERS Aryn Scoggins (Sr.), P Cearra McPherson (Jr.), Brooklyn Morgan (Sr.), Chloe Wheeler (Sr.)

THE SKINNY Expectations for Har-Ber this spring are to build off of last season and become more and more competitive in each game this year. Consistency is a priority for Larry Lawson’s club. He will need big outings from junior pitcher Cearra McPherson on a regular basis and offensive production from seniors Aryn Scoggins, a Crowder signee, Brooklyn Morgan and Chloe Wheeler. Lawson feels there are a number of seniors on the roster that can contribute and keep Har-Ber … Continue Reading ››

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